• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF WHITE AND NEGRO STUDENTS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY CONVERGED ON THE NATION'S CAPITAL THIS WEEKEND.....

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF WHITE AND NEGRO STUDENTS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY CONVERGED ON THE NATION'S CAPITAL THIS WEEKEND.....A SO CALLED YOUTH MARCH THAT WAS PLANNED MONTHS AGO.

    THEY CAME BY BUSSES AND THEY INCLUDED BOYS AND GIRLS FROM THE FOURTH GRADE TO COLLEGE AGE. THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO DEMONSTRATE TO THE WORLD THAT LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas) IS NOT AMERICA.

    AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, A RALLY WAS HELD.

    LEADERS INCLUDED FORMER BASEBALL STAR JACKIE ROBINSON AND SINGER HARRY
    BELAFONTE.

    SAID ITS SPONSORS: "THE YOUTH MARCH IS INTENDED TO STRENGTHEN PRESIDENT
    EISENHOWER'S HAND IN HIS ENFORCEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION.

    AT THE UNITARIAN CHURCH IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, YESTERDAY.....RABBI EMMET FRANK (CQ) CONDUCTED ONE OF THE SERVICES. LAST SUNDAY, WHEN RABBI FRANK WAS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK, AN ANONYMOUS BOMB THREAT WAS RECEIVED OVER THE TELEPHONE AT THE CHURCH.

    THE RABBI SAID HE'D BE BACK.....AND YESTERDAY, HE WAS BACK. THERE WERE NO
    INCIDENTS.

    IN FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA, YESTERDAY....BILLY GRAHAM SPOKE BEFORE AN
    AUDIENCE OF 60-THOUSAND. THE GRAHAM RALLY WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AT COLUMBIA. BUT GOVERNOR GEORGE TIMMERMAN (CQ) OBJECTED.....SAYING SUCH A GATHERING WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF THE "LAW OF THE LAND" GOVERNING THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

    AFTER THE RALLY, THE EVANGELIST ATTENDED A DINNER AND VISITED FORMER GOVERNOR JAMES BYRNES OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

    HE TOLD REPORTERS....IN AN OBVIOUS REFERENCE TO TIMMERMAN'S ATTACK.....THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE "ADOPTED SEGREGATION OR INTEGRATION AS THEIR ONLY GOSPEL."



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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WDPCA15WFSLR98N5TO3KDUHO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WDPCA15WFSLR98N5TO3KDUHO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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